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Submitted by Harish Duggirala (Canada), Aug 9, 2005 at 12:50Mr. Gill, you say:
"The assertion that India has a Muslim immigration problem is completely false. India has come until recently had a right wing Hindu supremacist government. Muslim immigration to Pakistan has actually increased. Muslims in Gujarat certainly do not find India freer mainly because in 2002, 2500 Muslims were killed in pogroms with the complicity of the then government. So this wild assertion has no basis in fact."
Mr.Gill,... if you go to any Indian news site you will see that one of the huge problems facing India is illegal Bangla Muslims entering india and settling in border states like Assam and West Bengal, here is what BBC says:
"Muslims constitute nearly 30% of Assam's population which makes it the state with the second highest Muslim population after Kashmir.
Only a small number of these Muslims are ethnic Assamese, the rest are of East Bengal origin.
"They keep coming. The border with Bangladesh is porous and once the migrants enter Assam, they are supported by earlier migrants. We cannot fight this problem unless we take to the streets," said Mr Bhattacharya."
Next your assertion that 2500 muslims died in Gujarat has no basis in fact. Also you do not mention that Muslims burned to death 58 Hindus (majority of them women and children) which is why the riots happened. The following is the official death toll, it was released after the so called secular Congress party came to power:
"Gujarat riots killed 254 Hindus, 790 Muslims"
Please read the facts.
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